A classmate in distress: schoolchildren as bystanders and their reasons for how they act

  title={A classmate in distress: schoolchildren as bystanders and their reasons for how they act},
  author={Robert Thornberg},
  journal={Social Psychology of Education},
Research has shown that bystanders more often fail to or are slower to help a victim in emergency when there are other bystanders than when there are not. The study presented in this paper is a qualitative case study with a focus on students’ own reasons why they do not help a classmate in emergency when there are other children witnessing the emergency situation in the real-life classroom case studied. Grounded theory methods were used to analyse the data. The individual conversations with the… Expand
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